Dead Sea Scrolls, Revise and Repeat: New Methods and Perspectives
Carmen Palmer (Editor), Andrew R. Krause (Editor), Eileen Schuller (Editor), John Screnock (Editor)
Publication Date October 2020
A reexamination of the people and movements associated with Qumran, their outlook on the world, and what bound them together
Dead Sea Scrolls, Revise and Repeat examines the identity of the Qumran movement by reassessing former conclusions and bringing new methodologies to the study of the Dead Sea Scrolls. The collection as a whole addresses questions of identity as they relate to law, language, and literary formation; considerations of time and space; and demarcations of the body. The thirteen essays in this volume reassess the categorization of rule texts, the reuse of scripture, the significance of angelic fellowship, the varieties of calendrical use, and celibacy within the Qumran movement. Contributors consider identity in the Dead Sea Scrolls from new interdisciplinary perspectives, including spatial theory, legal theory, historical linguistics, ethnicity theory, cognitive literary theory, monster theory, and masculinity theory.
- Essays that draw on new theoretical frameworks and recent advances in Qumran studies
- A tribute to the late Peter Flint, whose scholarship helped to shape Qumran studies
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